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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would finally update federal civil rights law to include protections in the workplace against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In November 2013, the Senate passed a transgender-inclusive version of ENDA for the first time. Now it's time to contact the House of Representatives!

Contact your Representative through our action alert and urge them to support ENDA and enact workplace protections for all.

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Coming Together as a Movement Through Social Justice

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Dec 15, 2014 12:00 AM
By Reuben Bank When people ask me why I’m passionate about social justice I always struggle to find the correct answer. There are several generic responses that I could go to such as, “because there are so many unjust things in the world,” or another classic, “because I have a passion for helping people,” but […]

Mixed Recommendations on Ending the FDA’s MSM Blood Ban

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Dec 12, 2014 12:00 AM
Last month, a Department of Health and Human Services panel voted 16-2 to recommend that the U S Food and Drug Administration reverse its policy banning men who have had sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. Instead, they suggested that MSM should be allowed to give blood if they have not had sex with […]

On Anniversary of Repeal of DADT, Barriers Persist for Transgender Service members

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Dec 5, 2014 12:00 AM
Four years ago, on December 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, which, as the name suggests, repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), the federal legislation that barred lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) service members from serving openly in the military. Repeal of DADT was ultimately fully […]
The struggle for LGBT equality is at the forefront of the civil rights movement. We see discrimination that is either condoned or approved by local and federal government on a range of topics from employment to marriage and immigration to adoption. Thankfully, we are beginning to see progress made, but there is still much work to be done.
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Learn about the important issues of LGBT rights in marriage equality, immigration, and adoption.
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